Manuel Zelaya, former president of Honduras (2006-2010), was ousted from power by a coup in 2009. Nowadays, he coordinates the “Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship,” a center-left electoral coalition that is supporting the candidate Salvador Nasralla, which ran against José Orlando Hernández, the current president seeking a second term for the National Party.
The final count of the votes cast on Nov. 26, as issued by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), gave the victory to Hernández with 42.98 percent, versus 41.39 percent for his rival. However, after a “computer system failure” and complaints of fraud, Nasralla, supported by his sympathizers rallying in the streets, did not recognize the results and asked for a recount.
How do you interpret what happened in Honduras after the elections on Nov. 26 — the system failures, the alleged fraud, the protests and the imposition of a state of emergency and curfews?